Alejandro Rodriguez III

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Alejandro Rodriguez III
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Sharyland Board of Education, Place 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 10, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionCriminal investigator
Alejandro Rodriguez III was a candidate for the Place 1 seat on the Sharyland school board in Texas. He lost against incumbent Ricky Longoria in the election on May 10, 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Sharyland Independent School District elections (2014)

Opposition

Alejandro Rodriguez lost against incumbent Ricky Longoria in the election on May 10, 2014 for the Place 1 seat.

Results

Sharyland Independent School District, Place 1, 3-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRicky Longoria Incumbent 62.2% 1,038
     Nonpartisan Alejandro Rodriguez III 37.8% 630
Total Votes 1,668
Source: Tarrant County Board of Elections, "Unofficial Election Results," accessed May 12, 2014 These results are unofficial.

Funding

Rodriguez did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.[1]

Endorsements

Rodriguez did not receive an endorsement in this election.

What was at stake?

Issues in the election

New election process

In April 2014, Sharyland ISD's election system was changed to elect members by place with no majority-vote requirements when more than two candidates run for the same place. Previously, only two of the seven places are named, Places 1 and 2, which were on the ballot in May 2014. The remaining places will be named over a three-year period, with board members who are up for re-election filing for the place they desire.[2]

About the district

Sharyland Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas
Sharyland Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. The county's population was 774,769 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]

Demographics

Hidalgo County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15.6% of Hidalgo County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Hidalgo County had a median income of $33,218 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Hidalgo County was 35.0% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Hidalgo County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.2 80.6
Black or African American 0.8 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 1.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0 0.1
Two or More Races 0.4 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 90.9 38.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]

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